Patients can access a variety of appointments. We have 3 different kind of appointments — Urgent/Emergency on the day appointments, up to 4 weeks in advance appointments and Online Appointment which can be booked up to one week in advance.
Appointments can be arranged over the telephone on 01505 502888 (or) in person by calling into the surgery (or) On-line through Patient access [currently one week in advance].
Telephone consultations are available for patients not requiring face-to-face consultations.
We operate an urgent GP On Call Telephone Call Back system for patients who have been unable to obtain an ‘Urgent/Emergency On the Day’ appointment and require to be seen same day. Please leave your contact details and brief description of problem and receptionist will pass this onto the GP On Call who will contact you as soon as he/she becomes available. Please note when using this service patients are unable to specify doctors of choice.
Patients who fail to attend.
Throughout the month of August 104 patients failed to attend appointment at the practice and one patient was removed for persistently failing to attend appointments.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel as soon as possible so that it may be offered to someone else. you can cancel now by leaving a message over the phone [or] through Patient access on-line. Please note: If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you will not be seen and will have to re-book.
Doctors can only discuss, one problem per consultation, as they have only 10 minutes for each patient.
Please bear in mind that the doctor may not be able to deal with all your problems in one consultation, particularly if you have built these up over a period of time. The doctor may ask you to return for further consultation(s) if all your problems cannot be dealt with. Repeat medicine requests are best handled by the reception staff as this allows the doctor to have more time to spend with you and helps clinics to run to time.
Wear loose fitting clothing or short sleeves if you think you are going to need your blood pressure taken and be prepared to be examined. We will provide chaperones where appropriate or if you request one.
Longer appointments can be arranged for complex problems or if there are many problems to be discussed. If you feel you may need more time please mention this when booking your appointment. Making a list of the questions you would like to ask is a good way of making sure that you get the most out of the appointment.
You can now check in for your appointment via our New touch screen automated system in reception. This is a computerised system and will avoid queues building up at the reception desk. There will be clear instructions on how to use the system.
Book your appointments on-line
Our patients now have the option of booking appointments and ordering medication on-line via http://www.patientaccess.com.
Registering for your secure personal on-line account is simple and allows you to:
- Access and order from a ‘live’ list of your repeat medications (not one-offs at present)
- Access and book a selection of appointments with our doctors